BY APB STAFF on 9 Mar 2022

Decision comes after a recent spike in Covid cases in Shanghai

The 26th Shanghai International Boat Show (CIBS 2022), originally set to take place March 31-April 1 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, has been postponed to June.

Organisers have confirmed the show will now take place from June 22-24 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The decision comes “in view of the severe situation of the epidemic in China and the sudden confirmed local cases in Shanghai”, according to a statement on the event’s website, and has been made “according to the notification of Shanghai municipal authorities and relevant epidemic prevention and control requirements.”

CIBS is the largest and longest-running domestic yacht show in China, and last year welcomed around 37,000 visitors and nearly 600 exhibitors.

China’s zero-Covid strategy is currently under pressure, as cities including Shanghai record yet another spike in Covid cases with no sign of the virus being defeated. Hong Kong, also subject to the zero-Covid policy, is currently experiencing the worst Covid fatality rate in the world.